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Irish Whiskey Weekly News - July 3 - 2018

Irish Whiskey Weekly News – July 3 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on an eager investor who has €10 million to invest in Irish whiskey, Dublin Distillery Company distiller pours ice cold water on new distillery ventures and Dead Rabbit NYC in fire disaster.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.

 

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Fergal

10 Million to invest in whiskey.

Fearghal Ó Ríordáin is detailing the hardcore market research he did for his latest venture. For years before founding Ilen River Partners, a new fund to support whiskey distillery developments, the Cork-born former venture capitalist toured distilleries in Scotland and Ireland, getting to know the sector in depth.

“I spent a lot of time in Scotland looking at this,” says a smiling Ó Ríordáin, gesturing at a map of more than 100 Scotch distilleries in a way that implies he got to know some of them quite well. “I’ve spoken to everybody in the industry and I’ve got a little [whiskey] collection at home. I have become a bit of a whiskey bore.”

 

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Half of Irish whiskey distilleries will close in next decade

Dublin’s newest whiskey distillery head distiller, says the market is in danger of becoming saturated, predicting that half of the new ventures in the growing drinks category won’t survive the next decade. The value of Irish whiskey exports was roughly €600 million last year and there are plans to more than double that figure by 2030. This has led to a spike in the number of distilleries setting up shop here, from just four in 2014 to 18 today. It’s expected that more than 30 will be operational by 2020.

However, Darryl McNally, master distiller and general manager at Dublin Liberties Distillery, says not every distillery will be successful. “I know there are plans to have about 30 distilleries in Ireland in the next few years, but I don’t think they all will survive,” he tells Fora.

“There has to be a very clear route to market to succeed in this industry, so I think there are some entrepreneurs who are not (experienced) in the drinks business and are going to struggle.”

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Dead Rabbit

Dead Rabbit bar in fire disaster

In a statement posted on the bar’s social media pages, The Dead Rabbit said: “This morning a fire was reported on our block. We’re still getting details, but The Dead Rabbit received considerable fire and water damage and as a result, will be closed until further notice. Fortunately, no one has been hurt. “Thank you for your support and understanding at this very difficult time. We’ll let you know more here as soon as we find out.”

The Dead Rabbit was founded in 2012 by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, and was crowned World’s Best Bar in the 2015 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail. In January this year, The Dead Rabbit announced plans to expand the bar to almost twice its current size after signing a 17-year lease with the building next door.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

Andrew

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News July 24 - 2018

Irish Whiskey Weekly News – July 24 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on Great Northern Distilleries bid to build a maturation facility for Ireland, an Irish whiskey mirror worth thousands and a Scotch whisky worth tens of thousands.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.

 

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Great Northern Distillery launches an appeal in warehouse bid

John Teeling is not giving up hope of developing a whiskey warehouse facility in Kilcurry, with an appeal relating to his previous bid currently lodged with An Bord Pleanala. In a specially convened meeting of Louth County Council held in early June, councillors voted to deny a material contravention of the County Development Plan, denying Great Northern Distillery in their application to build a 111-acre whiskey maturation facility in Kilcurry.

18 councillors were present at the meeting and all voted against the proposal. Great Northern Distillery’s Teeling, the man behind the proposed development, required 22 of 29 sitting Louth County councillors to back the plan for it to proceed. Now, despite an understanding that the plans were dead in the water, it has emerged that the company had lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanala, arguing against the local authority’s decision. ‘The applicant is disappointed with the decison of Louth County Council to refuse permission for this development,’ the appeal stated.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - whiskey mirror

A pure drop of Irish history in this pub memorabilia

Year on year, as vintage whiskeys continue to break auction records around the world, the “pure drop” of the past gets pricier – and more elusive. On the face of it, the quiet roads around the village of Cloverhill in Co Cavan are a long way from this kind of international razzmatazz. But there’s a distinct buzz at Victor Mee’s auction rooms this week, and it’s not the bees in the hedgerows. The catalogue for Tuesday’s sale of Irish pub memorabilia contains items to whet the appetite of the most astute global collector.

The star of the show is expected to be an advertising mirror featuring Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn Old Irish Whiskey. Lot 465 in the sale, it has a hand-painted central panel showing a number of gentlemen who are imbibing the product with obvious relish and carries a pre-sale estimate of €4,000 to €6,000 – making it something of a Holy Grail of pub mirrors.  Why is it so special? “Well,” says Victor Mee’s son Bryan Mee, “Mitchell’s had loads of different brands, but Cruiskeen Lawn hardly did any advertising. They had stoneware jars – you see a lot of those – and a showcard, which turns up occasionally. But the mirrors are extremely rare. And this one is in great condition.”

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - whiskey auction

Rare whiskey expected to sell for over £25,000+

In a statement posted on the bar’s social media pages, The Dead Rabbit said: “This morning a fire was reported on our block. We’re still getting details, but The Dead Rabbit received considerable fire and water damage and as a result, will be closed until further notice. Fortunately, no one has been hurt. “Thank you for your support and understanding at this very difficult time. We’ll let you know more here as soon as we find out.”

The Dead Rabbit was founded in 2012 by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, and was crowned World’s Best Bar in the 2015 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail. In January this year, The Dead Rabbit announced plans to expand the bar to almost twice its current size after signing a 17-year lease with the building next door.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Mar 19 - 2018

Irish Whiskey Weekly News – Mar 19 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day), 8 world class bartenders give their view on Irish whiskey and Mark Reynier of Waterford Distillery talks to James Robertson about Biodynamics in whiskey.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.

 

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10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day)

In Ireland, you can’t get more than a few blocks down a street without passing in front of a bar or pub. If this were the 19th century and you were walking through the Liberties section of Dublin, you’d be hard-pressed to find a building that wasn’t a bar, pub, or distillery, since this was the epicentre of Irish whiskey-making for decades prior to its collapse in the early 20th century.

But, with distilling making a return to Dublin in the form of Teeling Distillery (which offer extremely informative tours that are topped off with an excellent tasting) — the first new distillery in the city in 150 years — Irish whiskey is once again heading to the fore of the brown liquor world. When in Dublin, check out Dublin Whiskey Tours for a short, powerhouse pub crawl from one ideal whiskey purveyor to another with a little bit of fun history thrown in.

 

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8 Decorated Barkeeps on their favourite Irish Whiskey

Tomorrow, let’s be adults. Put down the green beer. Irish Car Bombs … really think about the name there, fella.

And don’t call it “St. Patty’s Day” (Patty is short for Patricia; Paddy is Patrick). Instead, get to know Irish whiskey — properly.

Once the most popular spirit in the world, Irish whiskey is making a serious comeback … and deserves more love than the occasional shot of Jameson.Herein, bartenders from the best whiskey bars in the world give us their picks for the best Irish whiskey labels, along with a few simple cocktail recipes you can make at home.

 

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Swapping Islay Distillery for Irish Whiskey

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Reynier, currently the CEO of the Waterford Distillery in Ireland. Most of us recall him as the previous owner of Bruichladdich on Islay and how he and his team made that Distillery a household name within whisky circles.

Mark bought the old Waterford Brewery from Diageo back in 2014, it was where Guinness was made and so the buildings were easily converted into a single malt distillery. Distillation started in January 2016 and already over a million litres of spirit are now maturing in French and American oak casks.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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